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Bioinformatics Big Data Workshop

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2Wlzu5PdAE&feature=youtu.be[/embed] On April 22, 2019, Dr. Trupti Joshi’s lab hosted the Bioinformatics Big Data Workshop in Cornell Hall at the University of Missouri. Although most of the 38 individuals attended in person, accommodations were made for those who were off-site with an online interactive video link....

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Reflections from Graduate Students

In August 2018, members of the MU Drought Team as well as others from the University of Missouri traveled to Beijing, China, to attend the a workshop on Responses and Adaptations of Plants and Ecosystems to Changing Environments at China Agricultural University (CAU). During the...

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Nodal roots

Split-Root System

Roots are widely considered important by plant scientists, despite the difficulty that comes with studying them – they are buried underground after all! Root studies commonly focus on the water or nutrient uptake and root interaction with the plant. The MU Drought Team’s research specifically focuses...

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Image of the eclipsed sun

Eclipse

On August 21, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States. Columbia, Missouri is in the path of totality and the area of greatest duration. There are many accounts of solar eclipses that discuss how animals behave strangely. During the 1932 eclipse, scientists in...

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Rooting for a Good Harvest

Root-ing for a good harvest

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1TlgYXKJh4[/embed] On June 13, 2017, the MU Drought Team had their first harvest of the summer at Bradford Research Center. A 17-person team, organized by graduate student Shannon King, helped dig up and remove hundreds of roots from the field, preserve them in liquid nitrogen, and...

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Scientists install the drip tape.

Every Experiment has a Control

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J__J0RiFV8g[/embed] Although the purpose of the field experiment is to stimulate drought, random rows of plants throughout the field were chosen as controls. Controls are necessary for any experiment and usually serve two purposes. First, controls show that the system is behaving the way the researchers expect from previous knowledge, experience, and observation. Second, if something...

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Sweet Mutations

Growing Synergy Between the Lab and Field

Originally published by CAFNR News Service By Stephen Schmidt When it came to studying the physiology and function of nodal roots of corn, Bob Sharp knew it was going to take an army. Fortunately, it did not take him very long to assemble an interdisciplinary team — six of whom are members of...

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